OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules.
“Clearly there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the Board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation, and to provide testimony. We appreciate the cooperation of the Association of Washington Cities for their help in arranging these forums.”
1/22: WSLCB Headquarters, Conference Room 201
3000 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
1/24: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
02/7: Clark College, Vancouver, Foster Auditorium
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
02/12: Spokane City Hall, Council Chambers
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
02/19: Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, Theater
2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
02/21: Yakima City Hall, Council Chambers
129 North Second St, Yakima, WA 98901
- 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Open house with Board and staff
- 7:00 – 7:05 p.m. Board welcome
- 7:05 – 7:20 p.m. Overview of Board’s role in implementation and timeline
- 7:20 – 10:00 p.m. Public testimony
Additional information regarding the implementation of I-502 -- including a fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and a tentative timeline -- is available on the WSLCB website at lcb.wa.gov.
Note to Assignment Editors: The Board and staff will be available for interviews during the 6:00 – 7:00 open house. The Board and staff may also be available by advance arrangement.